Today’s busy lifestyle demands more efficiency in handling the details of day-to-day life. Fortunately, today’s home comfort technology is meeting that demand with the introduction of the Wi-Fi thermostat. The latest innovation in home comfort technology, Wi-Fi thermostats offer convenient management of your home temperature from anywhere via your smartphone, laptop or tablet, a feature that enables year-round protection and savings for the homeowner on the go.
Energy efficiency can be significantly enhanced by the ability to monitor and adjust your home temperature remotely, allowing you to handle unexpected situations more easily. For instance, an energy-conscious homeowner who is traveling on business would probably set her programmable thermostat to reduce heating or cooling while the house stands empty, then revert to a more comfortable level just before she expects to return. However, should that trip be unexpectedly extended for a few days, that setting wouldn’t be quite as efficient as she thought. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, that homeowner could change that setting to conserve energy for the remaining days of her trip.
Alerts are another important feature of many Wi-Fi thermostats. The alert feature can send email messages to both you and your HVAC contractor when the status of the system changes. Why is this important? Well, suppose you are away from home for a week and your furnace malfunctions, failing to heat your home as temperatures outside dip below freezing. An alert from your Wi-Fi thermostat would make you aware of the problem quickly, allowing you to arrange for repairs before your pipes freeze and burst. Alerts can also be set up to remind you when filters need to be changed or when your system is due for routing maintenance.
Wi-Fi thermostats have a variety of other convenient features that can include touchscreen controls, integrated weather information and multiple programming options, among many others. For more information on the benefits of Wi-Fi thermostats or any other home comfort concerns, please feel free to contact Blanton’s Heating & A/C. We’ve been serving our valued customers in the Fayetteville area since 1951.